We were also at POR the second week of September and really enjoyed our stay. We found the bus service to be fine and used it exclusively. We had to stand a couple of times but we also had to stand a couple of times when we stayed at Pop Century in 2011. One night after fireworks at MK, the bus lines for POR were very long so we hopped on a POFQ bus and walked back to our room at POR. We thought it was nice strolling along the river in the moonlight. We also liked the food court and ate there twice. We just tried to avoid it at peak times but we would have done that at any Disney resort. We stayed in a royal room and liked the section of the resort we were in because it was so pretty and we were close to the food court and south depot bus stop. We plan to take our next trip to Disney in 2015 and my husband wants to try a room in in the AB section so we will probably book a preferred room.